Have I ever told you how I grew up being afraid of just about everything? Seriously. I know first hand... in so many ways... how fear can rob of us of the joy of living the life God created us to live! Fear of people. Fear of being hurt... physically and emotionally. Fear of heights. Fear of drowning. Fear of the unknown. And the list goes on. And then I met the Lord Jesus and He wouldn't let me stay hidden and defeated in my fear... and He still doesn't. Being brave... and overcoming our fears isn't a one time deal... but it is a one size fits all because it's all about trusting and believing that the One True God... in all His glory... is truly with us wherever we go... and big enough to handle whatever comes our way! Not saying it's easy... but with God's Promises and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit... oh so doable!
And that's why I loved Bible journaling Joshua 1:9... it's one of my favorite go-to verses... and want to share my process of it with you!
I gotta say... I love the versatility of the new Word Art and Washi Digital Collection... so fun! So the first thing I did was to print mine on full page sticker paper to make it easy to create with. (See supply list below for resources)
I then placed the "be brave" sticker right next to the verse... Joshua 1:9.
**STICKER TIP... if you have a hard time peeling off the backing try using your x-acto knife to score a line through the backing... taking care not to cut through the front paper.
I used the blank heart sticker to write in the reason I can be brave... because God is with me wherever I go!
I added a little strip of flower sticker washi across the bottom of the page.
And for a creative touch... I cut a wiggle strip and triangle from the green dotted washi to make the arrow!
To finish off this step I added some line work and curly swirls with my micron 005 pen.
The page was calling for more of something across the top so I added some quick and easy circles with my micron pen and colored them with my Prismacolor pencil #PC917.
I used my red Prismacolor #PC923 to add some soft shading along the left of my circles which really makes them glow!
And lastly... I added a touch of color to JOSHUA with Prismacolor #PC9889 which pulls some of the green over from the wiggly arrow for a nice balance.
Perfect page for tucking my little "trust God" paperclip... and a great encouragement for us all today don't you agree?
So... whatever fear you're facing today hear the Lord speaking to your heart even now... "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
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